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    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    When Northeast Georgia Health System decided in 2015 to build a new 100-bed hospital on a greenfield site in Braselton, they invited staff within their existing system to participate on the design team—many of whom would not go on to work in the new building.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    Research included findings about the care and treatment of persons with infectious diseases, lessons learned from Ebola outbreak sites, and key research about infection control. Our preliminary studies found that the unit design allowed for both flat-bed trucking and overseas shipping. Moreover, setup is possible in most locations, from existing hospital parking lots to rural settings. Next steps identified by the team would include a full mock-up with observational studies, patient input, a full engineering study, and cost analysis. 
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    Corgan was tasked to design these two new environments to work as one and, through a collaborative visioning process, a single vision was achieved. The project ultimately included a 40,000 square-foot inpatient renovation and a 27,000 square-foot outpatient renovation.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    This body of work culminated in the creation of a Patient Field Guide to introduce the new hospital tower to patients and their families. The Field Guide highlights the hospital’s many thoughtfully designed features and amenities, while also situating the building contextually within Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s health campus and the surrounding community.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    By focusing on the patient experience and applying an on-stage/off-stage design philosophy, the design team hoped to streamline wayfinding to reduce stress and avoid wasting patients’ time.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    When Dublin Methodist opened in 2008, it was considered one of the first hospitals to comprehensively incorporate evidence-based design (as it was understood at that time). The success of the hospital and its subsequent growth have necessitated the fit-out of all-shell space, as well as the use of soft space for clinical functions. A master plan was recently completed to accommodate the hospital’s expansion.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    The double-sided exam room allows for increased utilization when flexed between primary care and specialty clinics, maintaining front-of-house and back-of-house circulation with minimal additional square footage. Acoustics are controlled by high-performance door sweeps and seals, allowing providers the efficiency of dictation at their workstations following an appointment.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    The Family Care Pavilion on the Muhlenberg Campus is a 163,000 square-foot addition to the Lehigh Valley Hospital. The four-story pavilion includes an inpatient rehabilitation unit on the first floor; obstetrics (labor and delivery) on the second floor; and both postpartum services and a level II NICU on the third floor. The project also made obstetrics and rehabilitation care available to a community that previously had none.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    A patient, over the course of treatment, will visit a cancer center more than 100 times. Given the emotions and stress that come with this schedule, ProHealth Care wanted to improve the patient experience by creating positive distractions through design. 
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    In addition to the glazing, specific final product details will be reviewed for safety purposes. These include finishes, door hardware, bathroom fixtures, and accessories used in high-acuity areas where patients may be unsupervised. After occupancy, data on patient critical incidents will be analyzed to compare frequency, duration, and intensity between the existing and new facilities.


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